Graduated from the University of Santiago, Chile, 1907. Doctor of Laws, Columbia, 1928, University of Southern California, 1929.
This article is about the Chilean politician. Carlos Gregorio Dávila Espinoza (September 15, 1887 - October 19, 1955), was a Chilean political figure, Chairman of Government Junta of Chile in 1932, and Secretary General of the Organization of American States from 1954 until his death in 1955. In 1911, he entered Law School at the University of Chile, but dropped out three years later to work for newspaper “El Mercurio”, of Santiago.
He left that paper in 1917 to establish “Louisiana Nación” of the same city, which he directed until 1927.
In 1932, he founded the Chilean magazine, “Hoy”. From 1927 to 1931, Dávila served as Chilean Ambassador to the United States.
In 1929, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Columbia University, and another the same year from the University of Southern California, in Los Los Angeles Life in United States of America
In 1933, Dávila was visiting Professor of International Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Later he came to the United States and was associated for many years with the Editors’ Press Service, and acted as correspondent for numerous important South American newspapers.
A prolific writer, Dávila is the author of “We of the Americas”, published in 1949 and has contributed many analytical studies on politics and economics to leading American publications. Dávila served on the Council of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration from 1943 to 1946, and was Chilean Representative to the Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee in 1940. In the same year, he became the author of the “Dávila plan”, which created the Inter-American Development Commission.
Dávila died while serving as Secretary General of the Organization of American States, in 1955.
Socialist Republic of Chile.
In 1932 Dávila was a member of the Government Junta and for several months provisional President of Chile. In 1946, he served as a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Married Francis Adams, March 11, 1950. Children: Luz and Paz Davila, Adeline Adams.